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The Business of development

CONFERENCE: The Global Goals and opportunities for business takes place at DI on 18 March. This high-level conference will give you the opportunity to meet and interact with leaders from the business community, government, the United Nations and civil society.

Together we will identify innovative business models that create social and economic value for developing countries and businesses alike. The conference will also contribute to the formulation of the Danish government’s new strategy for development policy.

Programme

08:00  Registration and networking

09:00  Opening and call to action

  • HRH Crown Princess Mary
  • Kristian Jensen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • Karsten Dybvad, Director General and CEO, Confederation of Danish Industry

09:35  17 Global Goals, a wealth of opportunities

  • Grete Faremo, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Ececutive Director
  • Mads Nipper, Group President and CEO, Grundfos A/S
  • Peter Ib, CEO, BLUETOWN ApS
  • Marcos Athias Neto, Director, Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development, UNDP
  • Edvard Mungai, Executive Director, Kenya Climate Center  

           Closing commentary
           Kristian Jensen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark

11:00  Break

11:30  Getting down to business

  • Anders Ladekarl, Secretary General, Danish Red Cross
  • Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry

11:45  Workshops and lunch - choose one of four interactive workshops - for further details, see below.

  • Partnering to fight hunger and malnutrition
  • Decent work and productivity in global supply chains
  • Fighting climate change and promoting sustainable cities
  • High tech at low cost – a road to SDG innovation

13:45  Break

14:15  Financing the Global Goals

  • Carsten Toft Boesen, CEO, Niras 
  • Lasse Bolander, Chairman of the Board, COOP
  • Torben Möger, CEO, PensionDanmark
  • Tommy Thomsen, CEO, IFU 
  • Andreas Feiner, Co-Founder, Arabesque
  • Stine Bosse
     

15:15  What's next: Framework for action

  • Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry

15:45  The Global Goals Bar 

WORKSHOPS
  • Partnering to fight hunger and malnutrition
  • Decent work and productivity in global supply chains
  • Fighting climate change and promoting sustainable cities
  • High tech at low cost – a road to SDG innovation
Practical information

Time:
Friday 18 March 2016
08:00 - 17:00

Venue:
Confederation of Danish Industry
H.C. Andersens Boulevard 18
1553 Copenhagen

Registration:
It is no longer possible to sign up for the conference.

Contact:
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Seniorchefkonsulent
Tlf: +45 3377 3789
Mobil: +45 2949 4447
E-mail: mshdi.dk
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Sekretær
Tlf: +45 3377 3381
Mobil: +45 2617 8018
E-mail: menedi.dk
PUBLICERET: 16-02-2016 OPDATERET: 22-03-2016